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Philosophy of the Programme
The philosophy of the undergraduate physiology programme is to train students in theoretical, practical and applied physiology to make such graduates suitable to utilize the basic knowledge for future problem solving and other applications – like in practice of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, etc. The graduates should be able to function as entrepreneurs whether in public service or self-employed.
Aim of the programme
To produce graduates equipped with basic knowledge physiology and practical skills in order to carry out basic physiological measurements and actively participate in health education, screening, diagnosis, therapy, monitoring, promotion, fitness or safety, thereby providing solutions to diverse fitness, health and safety challenges.
Objectives of the programme
1. To train students to acquire basic knowledge of physiological principles.
2. To train students to acquire sufficient practical knowledge and practical skills in experimental physiology.
3. To train students to have knowledge of applied physiology as used in medicine, pharmacy, nursing and other health sciences and technology.
4. To train students who will be able to apply physiology knowledge.
5. To train students in physiological knowledge sufficient for them to proceed for further studies in physiology or other related fields of specialization.
6. To train students who can adapt themselves after schooling, to various life endeavours, including entrepreneurship.
Career prospects for graduates of the programme:
The programme will produce graduates that will reasonably fill in the existing wide gap existing in clinical/safety measurement departments of hospitals, schools, environmental, health and safety sectors. Graduates will have training that can be applied to determine the physiological status of persons/workers in industries, sports or any adverse environment. Furthermore, the programme will train clinical measurement scientists for example in spirometry, electroencephalogram, electrocardiogram, and electromyogram who will work in the clinical measurement laboratories of hospitals. In addition, the programme will produce heart-lung machine scientists who are indispensable during open heart surgery. The graduates from the program will also acquire entrepreneurial skills to establish a private practice in order to reasonably fill in the related gaps existing in the healthcare delivery and physiological safety systems. Consequently, they are expected to contribute to their researchers.
a) Research and Clinical Laboratory Scientists.
b) Clinical measurement Scientists such as Cardio-Physiologists, Neurophysiologists, Respiratory Physiologists, Gastrointestinal/Nutrition Physiologists, Auditory Physiologists, Exercise Physiologists, Embryologist, Reproductive Endocrinologists, Heart Lung Machine Scientists, Biomedical Scientists Performing Spirometry, ECG, EEG, EMG, etc.
c) Lecturers/Tutors/Teachers at various of educational Institutions.
d) Sports physiologists.
e) Health and fitness advisors.
f) Food, pharmaceutical and allied marketing representatives.
g) Human science journalists: science writers/presenters.
h) Environmental/Occupational physiologists.
i) Systems physiologists.
j) Safety Pharmacologists.
k) HSE, HIA and EIA consultants.
The graduates’ wealth of knowledge is very applicable in diverse fields of endeavour, such as aviation, mining, manufacturing, job recruitment/training, hospitality/recreational, banking, food, beauty/cosmetology, textile/clothing, biomedical engineering industries and other establishments where efficient management of human resources and safety is a priority.